2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate in the previous four-year programming period and looks forward to how ongoing research can inform the discussion on achieving a fair and competitive Europe.
Just a few of the issues highlighted in the yearbook are: the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers, which is vital for both their social inclusion and Europe’s economic and political cohesion; the results of the sixth European Working Conditions Survey, which provides an in-depth account of people’s current experience of work in Europe; the gender employment gap, an issue which has a significant economic and social cost to the EU economy; and new forms of employment, which pose challenges and opportunities for both employers and workers.
Read the full report Living and working in Europe 2016.